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Horry County Partnership Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan Meetings

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has partnered with Myrtle Beach, Conway, the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, the Conway Housing Authority and the Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization to develop the Horry County Partnership Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Plan.  Fair Housing is a right protected by both federal and state law and entitles everyone to equal access housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, source of income, or any arbitrary reason.  Fair Housing applies to rental housing, homes for sale, advertising, home loans and home insurance.  Affirmative Fair Housing promotes fair housing and empowers and gives special assistance to groups that have been historically disadvantaged.

The AFFH Plan will include an analysis of current and historical fair housing issues within Horry County.  Public participation is a key component of developing a successful plan.  Throughout the month of September, Horry County and its partner agencies will conduct community meetings to discuss residents’ housing experiences and issues related to Fair Housing.  Residents are encouraged to participate by attending the meetings and/or completing the online survey found at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG.aspx.  The plan will be available for public review and comment in the spring of 2017.

The meeting times, dates and locations are as follows:

 

Tuesday, September 13 at 5 p.m.

Conway Housing Authority

2303 Leonard Avenue, Conway

 

Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Green Sea Branch

5331Highway 9, Green Sea

 

Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

901 Canal Street, Myrtle Beach

 

Tuesday, September 20 at 9 a.m.

Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

 

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:45 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Loris Branch

4316 Main Street, Loris

 

Thursday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Aynor Branch

500 9th Avenue, Aynor

For more information, contact the Horry County Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) Office at 843-915-6184.

 



Third Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or by email

 

 

 



Poll Workers Needed for November Election

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Registration & Elections Office is looking for poll workers for the November 8, 2016, General Election. Poll workers must be 16 years of age or older (if 18 years of age or older, they must be registered voters in Horry County).  Paid training must be completed online or in the office and workers must work the polls the day of the election from 6:15 a.m. until the polls close at 7 p.m.  Workers will receive $60 for training and $100 for working Election Day.

For more information, contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at 843-915-5440, or visit our website to fill out a poll worker application.



Know Your Zone Hurricane Town Hall Meetings

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Emergency Management will host town hall meetings on the Know Your Zone hurricane campaign, which educates the public on hurricane evacuation zones and hurricane preparedness.

August 10

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach

 

August 18

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center, 2250 Hwy 179, Little River

 

September 15

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Horry County South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach

 

Horry County Emergency Management is holding the community meetings so that Horry County residents will know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave.  Residents can visit Horry County Emergency Management at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/EmergencyManagement.aspx to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps, learn how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and more.

For more information, please contact Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150.



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